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An unforgettable experience in the Republic of Buryatia

Untypical Russia: Buryatia Have you heard about the Republic of Buryatia region before? To locate it on the map, you need to turn your head right to the Eastern Siberia, find Lake Baikal and spot a dot with the name Ulan-Ude next to it. It’s to the southeast of Baikal. Found it? Ulan-Ude is the…

Trans-Siberian Railway Packing list

While we are getting ready for the new trip, making a travel plan, reservations of accommodation and flights, booking tours, there is one more quite challenging task: to make the list of things to pack with you. Especially if it is the Trans-Siberian Railway packing list!  The same task I had a year ago, during…

Sustainable tourism in Russia. Tips on how to be responsible.

The benefits of sustainable travelling  We at ExploRussia support sustainable tourism in Russia. We firmly believe that sustainability and travel should go hand in hand.  Responsible travel is considered the most enjoyable way to travel because it brings you closer to local people and their culture. It also gives you a chance to experience the authenticity…

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia during the Trans-Siberian Railway tour

Probably every person on the planet wanted to visit Russia at least once in his or her life. Everyone knows about this country due to its huge territory, rich long history, and celebrated culture. But how can you plan a trip to Russia if you want to see more than one city? There are Moscow,…

Cool facts about the Altai Mountains

Altai … This word was used to call a vast mountainous country in the center of the Asian continent. Now this country covers an area of Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, and China. The Altai Territory area is 92,000 square kilometers. Everyone should visit the Altai Mountains at least once in their life. It has everything: snowy peaks,…

Russian animals. Meet Arctic Fox, Siberian Tiger, and Polar Bear.

Russian animals reaches 125 thousand species. Their number increases in the direction from north to south. In the green forests, there are a large number of different herbivores and birds. It’s the home for arctic fox, siberian tiger, and polar bear. Let’s learn about the life of wild animals, who live in Russian forests. Arctic…

Yasnaya Polyana Museum of Leo Tolstoy

Today is the 9th of September, the birthday of the greatest Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. Almost everyone who knows something about Leo Tolstoy can recall the name Yasnaya Polyana, which is the place where the author was born and lived with his whole family. Yasnaya Polyana Museum-estate is pretty close to Moscow (200 km from…

Karelia Russia Travel Guide

Karelia, in Northern Russia, is one of Europe’s least known beauty spots. Breathtaking landscapes comprising of lakes, rivers, waterfalls, forests, unique culture, and fantastic monuments of traditional Russian architecture are just a few reasons to come. Karelia welcomes guests all year long and offers multiple attractions for adventure seekers, nature lovers, culture and history enthusiasts,…

Tips how to enjoy Russian winter

Starting from early October some northern parts of Russia get their first snow. The first snowflakes are a signal of coming winter and cold weather of course. But cold weather is not the reason to become gloomy. Quite the contrary most people are happy because it is a great chance to go in for Russian…

6 inspiring facts about Altai Mountains

Start packing your luggage! We present 6 facts about Altai Mountains, after which one can not but wish to explore these places. Of course, we could just post the photos of Altai and who once saw them could not remain indifferent and start planning the tour to Altai Mountains. But we would like to share…

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